Zelenskyy ‘not seriously hurt’ after car accident


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been involved in a car accident, but he is “not seriously injured,” reported Ukrainian media portal The Kyiv Independent, quoting Zelensky’s spokesman.

Zelensky’s spokesperson, Serhii Nykyforov, said in a Facebook post on September 15 that a car collided with the presidential car and motorcade, reported The Kyiv Independent. According to the media portal, Zelensky was examined by a doctor following the accident and was not seriously injured. Medics accompanying Zelensky also provided his driver with medical assistance and transferred him to an ambulance. Law enforcement will thoroughly investigate the crash, Nykyforov said.

The war between Russia and Ukraine appears to be entering a new phase after Kyiv dealt a big blow to Moscow’s grip on parts of the east with a fast-moving offensive that saw Ukrainian troops enter the strategic city of Izium after six months of occupation.

When Ukrainian forces entered the city of Izium on Saturday, it was more than a significant military victory. It was a sign that the Russian troops are scrambling to hold onto the territory they captured over the past six months.

Russian forces were forced to evacuate the strategic eastern city just five days after Ukrainian forces began a new offensive eastward through the Kharkiv region. “Russians escaped and left weapons and ammo behind.”The city centre is free,” a spokesperson for the Bohun Brigade of the Land Forces of Ukraine said in a statement Saturday afternoon.

Ukrainian forces have liberated the settlement of Chkalovske in the Kharkiv region of Russian troops, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Telegram on Sunday.